On Space http://aviationweek.com/blog/6698/feed en Strange Crater Shape Leads to Enormous Mars Underground Ice Discovery http://aviationweek.com/blog/strange-crater-shape-leads-enormous-mars-underground-ice-discovery <div class="node-body blog-body">"Craters should be bowl shaped, but this one had terraces," said Ali Bramson, University of Arizona graduate student researcher.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/strange-crater-shape-leads-enormous-mars-underground-ice-discovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/strange-crater-shape-leads-enormous-mars-underground-ice-discovery#comments Space On Space Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:13:00 +0000 1350241 at http://aviationweek.com <p>Terraced craters on the lava plains of&nbsp;Mars&#39; Arcadia Planitia top large ice deposit. AGU Photo.</p> U. S. Astronauts Ready To Taste Space Greenhouse Lettuce http://aviationweek.com/blog/u-s-astronauts-ready-taste-space-greenhouse-lettuce <div class="node-body blog-body">NASA specialists recently signaled the all clear for nibbling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/u-s-astronauts-ready-taste-space-greenhouse-lettuce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/u-s-astronauts-ready-taste-space-greenhouse-lettuce#comments Space On Space Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:45:00 +0000 1342301 at http://aviationweek.com NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Maneuvers For InSight http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-mars-reconnaissance-orbiter-maneuvers-insight <div class="node-body blog-body">"This will put us in the right place at the right time," said Dan Johnston, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter project manager.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-mars-reconnaissance-orbiter-maneuvers-insight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-mars-reconnaissance-orbiter-maneuvers-insight#comments Blog Space On Space Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:19:00 +0000 1339131 at http://aviationweek.com ISS Resumes Six Person Operations With Soyuz Crew Arrival http://aviationweek.com/blog/iss-resumes-six-person-operations-soyuz-crew-arrival <div class="node-body blog-body">"The vehicle is now safely docked to the International Space Station," said Kyle Herring, NASA public affairs officer, positioned in the agency's Mission Control Center. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/iss-resumes-six-person-operations-soyuz-crew-arrival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/iss-resumes-six-person-operations-soyuz-crew-arrival#comments Space On Space Thu, 23 Jul 2015 03:01:00 +0000 1336051 at http://aviationweek.com Here's Looking at You.... http://aviationweek.com/blog/heres-looking-you <div class="node-body blog-body">"The high quality of the EPIC imagery exeeded all of our expectations in resolution," said Adam Szabo, NASA's DSCOVR project scientist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/heres-looking-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/heres-looking-you#comments Space On Space Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:52:00 +0000 1334901 at http://aviationweek.com Dawn Prolongs 2nd Reconnaissance Orbit at Ceres After Orientation Issue http://aviationweek.com/blog/dawn-prolongs-2nd-reconnaissance-orbit-ceres-after-orientation-issue <div class="node-body blog-body">Dawn responded as designed by stopping all activities (including thrusting), reconfiguring its systems to safe mode and transmitting a radio signal to request further instructions, said Marc Rayman, Dawn's mission director.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/dawn-prolongs-2nd-reconnaissance-orbit-ceres-after-orientation-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/dawn-prolongs-2nd-reconnaissance-orbit-ceres-after-orientation-issue#comments Blog Space On Space Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:19:00 +0000 1330871 at http://aviationweek.com LORRIā€™s Latest Image http://aviationweek.com/blog/lorri-s-latest-image <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" height="592" src="http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/7-8-15_pluto_color_new_nasa-jhuapl-swri.jpg" style="width: 612px; height: 332px;" width="1039" /></p> <p><em>Credit: NASA, JHUAPL, SWRI</em></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/lorri-s-latest-image" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/lorri-s-latest-image#comments Blog Space Global On Space Thu, 09 Jul 2015 02:33:00 +0000 1330761 at http://aviationweek.com Russia's International Space Station Resupply Chain Restored with Progress Docking http://aviationweek.com/blog/russias-international-space-station-resupply-chain-restored-progress-docking <div class="node-body blog-body">"...feels like Chrismas in July," say space station cosmonauts. "The presents are here." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/russias-international-space-station-resupply-chain-restored-progress-docking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/russias-international-space-station-resupply-chain-restored-progress-docking#comments Space On Space Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:24:00 +0000 1329551 at http://aviationweek.com Russian Progress Resupply Mission Lifts Off Successfully To International Space Station http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-progress-resupply-mission-lifts-successfully-international-space-station <div class="node-body blog-body">"Everything went by the book," noted Rob Navias, a NASA public affairs officer who monitored Friday's Progress 60 launching from the agency's Mission Control Center in Houston. "A flawless ride to orbit." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-progress-resupply-mission-lifts-successfully-international-space-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-progress-resupply-mission-lifts-successfully-international-space-station#comments Space On Space Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:03:00 +0000 1329501 at http://aviationweek.com Starving Milky Way Black Hole Gorges on Companion Star http://aviationweek.com/blog/starving-milky-way-black-hole-gorges-companion-star <div class="node-body blog-body">"It's definitely a 'once in a professional lifetime' opportunity," says Erik Kuulkers, the European Space Agency's Integral project scientist. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/starving-milky-way-black-hole-gorges-companion-star" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/starving-milky-way-black-hole-gorges-companion-star#comments Blog Space On Space Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:21:00 +0000 1326271 at http://aviationweek.com Ordinary Goes to Space http://aviationweek.com/blog/ordinary-goes-space <div class="node-body blog-body">Retired NASA astronaut Clay Anderson's autobiography takes a hard look at the often stressful lives and personal struggles of America's shuttle and space station era pioneers and their management.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/ordinary-goes-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/ordinary-goes-space#comments Space On Space Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:30:00 +0000 1323401 at http://aviationweek.com Earth: Mars Can't Hear You (Just Temporarily) http://aviationweek.com/blog/earth-mars-cant-hear-you-just-temporarily <div class="node-body blog-body">NASA has ceased routine communications with five spacecraft orbiting and roving the surface of Mars through June 21, a period known as solar conjunction.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/earth-mars-cant-hear-you-just-temporarily" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/earth-mars-cant-hear-you-just-temporarily#comments Space On Space Mon, 08 Jun 2015 16:45:00 +0000 1316001 at http://aviationweek.com NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Descends Toward Asteroid Ceres for Closer Look at Bright Spots http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-dawn-spacecraft-descends-toward-asteroid-ceres-closer-look-bright-spots <div class="node-body blog-body">Images gathered May 16 with cameras from an altitude of 4,500 miles have again prompted speculation the spacecraft has spotted ice deposits on the 600 mile wide minor planet.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-dawn-spacecraft-descends-toward-asteroid-ceres-closer-look-bright-spots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-dawn-spacecraft-descends-toward-asteroid-ceres-closer-look-bright-spots#comments Space On Space Fri, 22 May 2015 14:41:00 +0000 1308371 at http://aviationweek.com ISS Fluid Dynamics Experiment: Fresh-Brewed Espresso http://aviationweek.com/blog/iss-fluid-dynamics-experiment-fresh-brewed-espresso <div class="node-body blog-body">"Coffee: the finest organic suspension ever devised," according to European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/iss-fluid-dynamics-experiment-fresh-brewed-espresso" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/iss-fluid-dynamics-experiment-fresh-brewed-espresso#comments Space On Space Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 +0000 1297801 at http://aviationweek.com Saturday's Progress 57 Space Station Departure Paves the Way for new Russian Re-supply Mission http://aviationweek.com/blog/saturdays-progress-57-space-station-departure-paves-way-new-russian-re-supply-mission <div class="node-body blog-body">Progress 59 is scheduled to lift off from Baikonur on Tuesday at 3:09 a.m., EDT, initiating a four orbit, six hour sprint to the International Space Station with three tons of supplies </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/saturdays-progress-57-space-station-departure-paves-way-new-russian-re-supply-mission" 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